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Spooner, Alonzo Harrison

MILITARY SERVICE

Age: 18, credited to Bethel, VT
Unit(s): 16th VT INF
Service: enl 8/26/62, m/i 10/23/62, Pvt, Co. A, 16th VT INF, m/o 8/10/63

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VITALS

Birth: 10/22/1844, Bethel, VT
Death: 02/07/1925

Burial: Fairview Cemetery, Bethel, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Joie Finley Morris +

Findagrave Memorial #: 0
(There may be a Findagrave Memorial, but we have not recorded it)

MORE INFORMATION

Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 4/5/1877
Portrait?: Unknown
College?: Not Found
Veterans Home?: Not Found
(If there are state digraphs above, this soldier spent some time in a state or national soldiers' home in that state after the war)

Remarks: None

DESCENDANTS

Great Grandfather of Sheila Preston Welch, Jacksonville, FL

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BURIAL:

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Tombstone

Fairview Cemetery, Bethel, VT

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Obituary

Death of Alonzo H. Spooner

Alonzo H. Spooner passed away at the home of Mrs. Merrill Porter in Royalton, Feb. 7. Mrs. Spooner died last March and Mrs. Porter has cared for Mr. Spooner since that time.

Funeral services were held Feb. 9 at the Bethel village Methodist church, of which he had been one of the most prominent members. Rev. J. W. Miller officiated.

He is survived by these children: - Albert Spooner, Sherman Spooner, Mrs. William Kendall and Mrs. Minnie Hall of Randolph and Leslie Spooner of Bethel.

The deceased was born in Middlebury, Oct. 22, 1845, the oldest son of Alden and Louisa (Sargent) Spooner. He enlisted Aug. 26, 1862, as a member of Co. A, 16th regiment of Vermont Infantry, and was mustered out Aug. 10, 1863. The first part of his service was in Virginia but he took part in the hurried march in 1863 to the Gettysburg battle field and was in that engagement. On the way home for discharge his regiment found itself in New York city then seething with so-called "draft riots" and the regiment volunteered for police duty. They camped on the Battery lying on their arms ready for any emergency. But there were no further disturbances and the regiment went on its way to Brattleboro, where they were discharged.

Mr. Spooner was married four times. In early life he settled in the west part of the town near the Rix farm. He also lived in Granville. In 1889 he bought the Clark Shipman farm in the northeast part of the town and lived here until after the death of his wife in 1924.

Source: Herald and News, Randolph, February 12, 1925
Courtesy of Tom Boudreau.